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Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald Green for the Home

When it comes to trends, none are more acknowledged in the fashion and decor world than Pantone's Color of the Year. As you may have heard, their top pick for 2013 is emerald green - a stunner of a color. While this color is easily added to wardrobes across the globe, sometimes it can be tough to incorporate into your home decor without recreating the Emerald City in the Land of Oz. So, we're here to offer some suggestions on how to embellish your surroundings with emerald green for the home.

Sometimes, you've got something in mind, but are simply unable to find exactly what you're looking for. Case in point, our suggested mirror for the powder room couldn't be found in quite the shade of green that we were looking for. Simple fix: spray paint! Check out your local hardware store for the shade that would best suit your project and color palette. The green chosen for this ornate mirror really creates a bold focal point that's best offset by a calmer piece of stretched art, like this from Christy Tomlinson, keeping a small room like a powder room from feeling too busy. An interesting, yet soft-hued hand towel choice brings another dose of color without being too flashy. Vintage bottles in shades of blue and green would be another simple touch that would bring a lot of personality to a powder room.

Our featured bedroom decor brings a heavy dose of emerald green for the home to the bed as the anchor for the entire room. Keep the look more mellow by bringing in black and white details that tie the artwork by Flora Bowley in perfectly with the all green coverlet. Throw pillows, a blanket at the foot of the bed, and simple white curtains will ensure a bright, clean look in this contemporary style bedroom.

Another modern look is our suggested pairing with Jason Smith's wall art decor for the living room. A decidedly mod sofa offers a sleek silhouette, making a discriminating selection of only a few favorite pieces a perfectly adequate grouping for even a larger living room. Minimalism and modern go hand in hand.

For a "parlour" look, seek antique and classic shapes to fill your space. The scenic landscape in Robert Kennedy's canvas wall art is a time-honored piece that will find a place in your family's home for years to come. With an old-fashioned vibe, it's not uncommon or uncouth to let your knick knacks and decor become a little more abundant. Heirlooms and vintage finds create wonderful conversational pieces and easily look at-home all together, regardless of color or theme. This look is about comfort and a little bit of antique luxury.

Tweaking your decor with emerald green for the home brings a splash of current color and a vibrant new view. Bring in bold, color-soaked pieces, or let a little go a long way with emerald green. We've got artwork for the home to please any palate! Don't forget to follow our Pinterest board "Emerald Elegance for the Home".

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